Escape the Prison into the Matrix

I wonder if I write about spaceships because there are moments in my day where I feel trapped in my office. The sun shines outside, but I sit in here and look out. Everything is closed down. The world operates on a limited capacity that makes me wonder if it will ever be able to recover.

Perhaps this is like burning the brush on a field to allow new growth.

Any way about it, too many people feel the walls of their state imposed prison closing in. Friends, family, neighbors all feel the same. They feel the need to escape, to fly free, to let their minds explore the new.

Luckily there are these things called books.

According to several prominent sites across the web, book sales are up across the board. It’s like people need a distraction and the mind can only absorb so much Netflix. Now the trick is figuring out how to match the in-person book release numbers.

According to Marketplace, virtual parties are the way to go in this Covid ravaged landscape.

Now I just need to find the right time to host such a shindig.

And the other question, how well does it translate into sales. At a Comic-Con I usually do well just because I can really interact with people one-on-one. I don’t know how that works with an online event.

Regardless, I’m looking into an online event and I’ll keep you posted.

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Book three (AG3 as my dad calls it) is coming along. An outline has taken root in my imagination and begun to sprout. I cleared out the AG2 notes from my bulletin board and put up fresh paper.

All I can tell you at the moment is that there won’t be any planet-hopping in this novel. The setting is a generation ship that has grown into an entire world traveling through the black. The same crew we know and love is back. I’m also planning on a few old faces to make appearances.

Don’t feel slighted. I’m not withholding information. I honestly don’t know this early in the game where the muse will take me.

I promise to drop some teasers and tidbits as I learn what the story is going to look like. In the meantime, keep on reading, go play some board games, and keep on flying the black.

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